September 26, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China Environment Forum
The Third Pole – an area of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau and home to the largest reserve of fresh water outside the Arctic and Antarctic – is a region familiar to both earthquakes and dam projects. This irreconcilable reality is at the center of an emerging debate, raising environmental and security concerns as regional governments scramble for clean energy resources and control over a precious water source.
September 22, 2011 // 8:30am — 12:15pm
Panelists discussed whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is in the national interest. The discussion took place as federal agencies and the public submit comments in the 90-day review period, following the State Department's release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
Nigeria: Business, Investment, and Development Opportunities Presented by Six Key Nigerian Governors
September 19, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Africa Program in co-sponsorship with Africare and the Constituency for Africa presents the “Nigeria: Business, Investment, and Development Opportunities Presented by Six Key Nigerian Governors.”
June 15, 2011 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
The tension between unity and diversity is the leitmotif of European politics, and energy policies are no exception. Given the diversity of the continent’s geography and history, it is natural that some nations and regions may support one policy over another, and that a unified policy is difficult to achieve. Marcel Vietor attributed this not only to the attitudes and values that vary from country to country, but also to the fact that different countries have different energy resources and requirements.
June 10, 2011 // 7:30am — 9:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environment and energy issues pose both threats and opportunities no matter where you sit. Leading experts discuss how two critical American actors are tackling these challenges: the business community and the U.S. military.
May 23, 2011 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Anita Orban, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary
May 16, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Brazil has been a leader in turning tropical savannah soils into productive land for agricultural development. Embraba, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, has established an office in Africa and is working with more than a dozen African countries, in partnership with developing agencies and foundations, to improve agricultural productivity and food security in the continent. Panelists discussed the importance of agricultural innovation in Brazil and Africa and what role the U.S. can play.
May 11, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In Germany, the greening of waste management has reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cut waste management costs and has allowed cities to save energy. These benefits have been achieved by treating, sorting and recycling municipal waste, making landfills obsolete.
May 06, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The confrontation between growth, water, and energy is readily visible in both the U.S. and China and is virtually certain to grow over the next decade. Leading experts examined the energy-water “choke points” that are tightening around the world’s two largest economies and how the dilemma affects energy and environmental policy choices facing the U.S. Congress.
May 05, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:30am
Kang Wu, Nathan Lemphers and Norm Rinne assessed the prospects and barriers of increasing Canadian oil exports to the Asian market, as well as China's desire to import heavy crude from Canada.